Center on Race and Social Problems

Speaker Series

The CRSP Speaker Series talks provide an opportunity for faculty, students, and community members to engage in race-related discussions of mutual interest.

Where many other similar institutions might have shied away from the highly-charged topics with which we engage, Reed Smith LLP and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC have sponsored the speaker series since September 2004, making possible over 100 lectures on race and social problems. We thank these firms for recognizing the importance of race in our society, the necessity of developing real-world solutions to our country's defining social problem and the value of sharing knowledge and engaging in dialogue on the issues before us.

Lunch is provided; registration is not required.

All lectures are from 12 noon to 1:30 pm in the School of Social Work Conference Center: Room 2017 of the Cathedral of Learning; 4200 Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh. 

Please contact Center Administrative Assistant (412-624-7382) with any questions.

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Speaker Series Archive Highlights:

March 13, 2017

"For the Sake of All: Translating Evidence into Action for Community Health"

Jason Q. Purnell, Assistant Professor, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

VIDEO OF LECTURE >>

October 19, 2016

"Residential Segregation – What are the Remedies?"

Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute

VIDEO OF LECTURE >>

September 20, 2016

"Why Diversity Programs Don't Work"

Frank Dobbin, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University

VIDEO OF LECTURE >>

February 4, 2016

"Rhetoric vs. Reality: Neoliberal Thought and the Racial Wealth Gap"

Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor, the New School

VIDEO OF LECTURE >>

November 11, 2015

"Birth of a White Nation"

Jacqueline Battalota, Attorney and Professor, Saint Xavier University

VIDEO OF LECTURE >>

 

For more lecture videos, view our Spring Speaker Series Archive sponsored by Reed Smith LLP and out Fall Speaker Series Archive sponsored by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.